Council turns Pink during October
- Written by Adam Gatt Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Thursday, 4 October 2018
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the McGrath Foundation has asked communities across the state to ‘Pink Up’ their entire town to raise awareness and funds for the McGrath Foundation.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the McGrath Foundation has asked communities across the state to 'Pink Up' their entire town to raise awareness and funds for the McGrath Foundation.
Penrith City Council has joined forces with the 'Pink Up Penrith' committee and is proud that Penrith has become the first metropolitan city to embrace the 'Pink Up Your Town' campaign.
The McGrath Foundation aims to increase awareness of breast health and raise money to place specialist McGrath Breast Care Nurses where they are needed Australia-wide. By taking part in 'Pink Up Penrith', Penrith City is supporting this fantastic program.
Penrith Mayor, Councillor Ross Fowler OAM, said I'd like to thank the Pink Up Penrith Committee for driving our local campaign and I'm sure you'll see many local businesses jump on board and embrace the pink theme.
"As part of Council's involvement throughout the month of October, you'll see the Penrith Civic Centre like you've never seen it before," Councillor Fowler said.
"You'll see decorative accents to both the inside and outside of the Civic Centre including pink bows, ribbons, cushions, banners, posters and lighting on both the exterior and interior of the building.
"On 10 October we'll be lighting up the Civic Centre in a sea of pink lights at night time and the October 29 Ordinary Meeting of Council will turn pink".
This is a great opportunity to place the spotlight not only on our city as we raise awareness and funds for a most worthwhile cause but also on the McGrath Foundation and the amazing work they are doing. This is particularly important when statistics show that 50 women a day have been diagnosed with breasts cancer in 2018 alone.
JOIN US FOR THE CIVIC CENTRE LIGHTING EVENT
When: Wednesday 10 October at 7.15pm
Where: Penrith Civic Centre, 601 High Street, Penrith.
Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 4 October 2018.